Consumers still unaware of some credit marketplace changes

Mar 30, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumers still unaware of some credit marketplace changes

Most people know how their consumer credit reports are used by creditors, but many still do not know the major credit bureaus, what constitutes a strong score or what the ramifications of a poor score are, according to a recent quiz conducted


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New credit card rules could change consumer market

Mar 29, 2011 Brian Bradley

New credit card rules could change consumer market

In the wake of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act, banks throughout the nation have begun tweaking fees that will compensate for other consumer advantages passed by the federal government during the economic meltdown.


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Memphis residents to have alternative banking solutions

Mar 29, 2011 Brian Bradley

The city of Memphis announced this week a new venture that will help the underbanked receive financial support through alternative sources of credit. According to the Memphis Daily News, "Bank On Memphis" is the new directive put


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Texas creditor offered to pay debt to halt short-term lending bill

Mar 29, 2011 Todd Milner

A Texas short term lender recently offered to cover the debts of one of its cases if a state lawmaker removed a short term lending bill from the floor of the House of Representatives. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Representative Tom Craddick


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FTC roundtable focuses on auto industry financing

Mar 29, 2011 Brian Bradley

FTC roundtable focuses on auto industry financing

A roundtable discussion next month, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, will be tasked with finding out customers' experiences when it comes to the financing of commonly purchased vehicles such as SUVS, cars and light trucks.In a statement,


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